Lithium (Li) is the lightest metal on the periodic table. When it is combined with aluminum it is very strong. Lithium is also soft so you can cut it with a knife. When put with carbon and oxygen it can help some diseases like bi-polar disease. Bolivia is the main source of Li. It is sometimes mixed with C, O, and H to make Li grease which is used on cars and trucks. I would really like to try putting Li in water, but I don’t think it is a good idea right now.
When Li is exposed to the Nitrogen (N) in the air, it becomes black, but when you cut it, you can see the shiny inside. When Li turns black it is called Lithium Nitrate (LiNO3).
The next element I will be writing about is Sodium (Na).